Adjutant and Inspector General Reports
VIII. Letter of Colonel William C. Holbrook,
Transmitting Report of Capt. Riley B. Stearns
Headquarters 7th Vt. Vet. Vols.
Near Mobile, Ala., May 17th, 1865
Peter T. Washburn,
Adjutant and Inspector General, State of Vermont:
General--I have the honor herewith to transmit the official report of Captain R. B. Stearns, who was captured, together with twenty-one men of my regiment, at the siege of Spanish Fort, near Mobile, Ala. Capt. Stearns is one of the most efficient officers in my regiment, and the gallantry of himself and men I deem worthy of record.
I have the honor to be, General, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. C. HOLBROOK,
Colonel 7th Vt. Vet. Vols.